I found another excellent web site that may be of use to some on this board, since most of us seem to be taking multiple medications. Do a Google search for Drug Digest. The site allows you to enter all of your medications and check for interactions. Another option at the Drug Digest site allows you to check for side effects. That's really what led me to the site. One of my doctors informed me that Kaiser is now switching people who have been taking Flonase to Nasarel. I don't have drug coverage anyway, but I know how drug formularies work, and I wanted to check out the side effects of the two drugs to see if there were many differences. Boy, am I glad I did that! The Nasarel had worse incidence of side effects in almost every area, and in a half dozen of those areas (like sore throat, hoarseness/throat irritation, heartburn, diarrhea, fungal infections of the nose and throat), the side effects involve things that I may be particularly sensitive to. The doctor agreed to approve a renewal of the Flonase, but once Kaiser finishes up its stock on hand, I may have to get it elsewhere or pay a much higher price than the member price I've been paying through Kaiser. As I'm sure is true for most of us on this board, it's a major balancing act to get our medications to work together so that they deal with our symptoms and don't create or magnify other symptoms. So when an HMO changes its formulary, we can be especially at risk. Here in California, at least, there is a law that requires all HMOs to have a system for approving "off-formulary" medications. From what I've been told by Kaiser, it can be very hard to get that approval, but once you get it, there are no problems with renewals. So having a comparison of side effects that you can use in trying to get an okay for off-formulary coverage. As I said, I don't have Rx coverage now, but I expect to have it in May, and I'll certainly need that ammunition myself. I hope others find this site as useful as I did. Remember, do a Google search for Drug Digest. --Laura R.M.